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While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

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In an article recently published by the Wall Street Journal, it was revealed that Vodafone and Imperial College in London are working on a new initiative to improve data quality and allow for “bigger and faster traffic” for consumers. By placing small data centers near mobile cell towers – effectively

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Rarely a week goes by without us reporting on a new enterprise Hadoop use case, partnernship or integration. But this one’s particularly intriguing; Vivint have spoken about how their smart home services are being fuelled by Cloudera. The Internet of Things has certainly garnered alot of hype as term; Brandon

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Manzama, an Oregon-based startup whose software helps law firms keep abreast of key information on the clients, has announced a $1.3 million funding round. The round was led by Gold Bench Capital, with Seven Peaks and Cascade Angels also participating. With the money, Manzama plan to expand their product into

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VentureBeat reported recently that Kaplan, a company that provides higher education and test preparation material, will be introducing its first data science bootcamp in New York City this September. The company will accept 10 to 20 students that will be trained over a period of 12 weeks by two data

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We met with Adam Drake to hear his thoughts on Data Science and the qualities a Data Scientist should have. Adam is currently the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Engineering for Zanox, Europe’s largest affiliate network. He has been in technology roles for over 17 years in a variety

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America has once again hit the headlines for using the latest technology to clean up its streets. A few months ago, we reported on how the LAPD are using sophisticated algorithms to predict crime before it happens, garnering comparisons to the Minority Report. Now, NYPD are going Terminator- there officers

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Exonar have released a big data calculator to discover how much data you really have. By inputting an estimate of how much you have (in terabytes or gigabytes), you can discover metrics such as what word count your data equates to, and how far it would stretch if printed out

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Imagine knowing which buildings would catch on fire, which people wouldn’t pay their loans, or to solve overcrowding in California’s prisons. Only a few years ago, such ideas might have seemed outside the realm of possibility. Now, the Bayes Impact Fellowship is trying to transform these ideas into realities- with

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The public transport provider of San Diego, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), is now using big data analysis in order to effectively use the massive influx of information it garners. The data comes from diverse sources including GPS-based automatic location devices on buses, automatic passenger counters on trolleys, a smart-card

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To say the Open Data Institude (ODI) know a thing or two about big data would be understatement. In the 18 months since it opened its doors as an all-in-one data science school, research institute, startup accelerator, and business franchise, they’ve made a mark on the big data market. They’ve

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